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More poetic justice courtesy of health care “reform”

Over at Reason, Peter Suderman reports, in an article called Labor Union Health Fund Drops Children’s Health Coverage, Blames Obamacare

How do you know when your fancy new progressive health law ain’t working so well? Even health funds run by big labor unions blame decisions to drop kids’ coverage on the law’s new health insurance burdens:

“One of the largest union-administered health-insurance funds in New York is dropping coverage for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants, union officials said. The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the state’s health department and new national health-insurance requirements.

The fund is administered by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union….The fund informed its members late last month that their dependents will no longer be covered as of Jan. 1, 2011. Currently about 6,000 children are covered by the benefit fund, some until age 23.” [emphasis added]

Of course, everyone loves free health care until they have to pay for free health care.  Pardon the pun, but it looks like this labor union will be getting a taste of its own medicine.


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